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- Release Date 18 May 2018
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- Vinyl LP
- Partisan Records
Partisan Records will release ‘Deran,’ the new full-length album from Niger-born Tuareg guitar virtuoso, Bombino. ‘Deran’ – which loosely translates to “best wishes” – is Bombino’s most focused, compelling, and diverse statement to date, and delivers a message of hope and well-wishes to the world in a time of great pain and tumult. Listen to white-hot lead track “Tehigren” here via Vice Noisey, who call Bombino “XXX”.
Written and sung entirely in Bombino’s native language of Tamasheq, ‘Deran’ was recorded in Casablanca – at a studio owned by current Moroccan king Mohammed VI, no less - over a ten day stretch, and marks his first time making an album in Africa in nearly a decade. In Bombino’s own words, “my mission for this album was always to get closer to Africa.” How to celebrate, protect, unify, and above all, never forget that desert home, are the salient themes throughout ‘Deran.’ Across ten tracks, the album showcases Bombino’s mastery of a rich palette - from folk, rock, blues, funk, and of course the ‘Tuareggae’ sub-genre which he has single-handedly pioneered.
Bombino will tour extensively behind ‘Deran,’ and has already confirmed a headline a special release show at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on May 9th, as well as a run of headline shows this summer. Full itinerary below, stay tuned for more dates coming soon.
Over the past decade, Bombino has grown into an internationally renowned and acclaimed act with an impressive list of collaborators and on-the-record admirers ranging from Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Dave Longstreth, Dan Auerbach + more. He’s performed at Bonnaroo and Newport Folk Festival, and been hailed by Pitchfork as “both authentic and ambitious.”
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